Batavia Downs handle skyrocketed during 2020 meet December 15, 2020

Batavia, NY — Despite the many challenges faced in every aspect of the business from day one right through the final race due to the global pandemic, Batavia Downs was able to race safely throughout the duration of its dates and just completed one of its most successful meets with regards to nightly handle. “The 2020 season was a rousing success because all parties involved … Continue reading Batavia Downs handle skyrocketed during 2020 meet »

Stratosphere takes Batavia Downs closing feature December 13, 2020

Batavia, NY — The curtain came down on the 2020 racing meet at Batavia Downs on Saturday (Dec. 12) but not before Stratosphere captured the final $9,600 Open pace featured race on a mild December night. Driver Drew Monti sent Stratosphere off the wings and took a lead he would not relinquish. With the field in single file fashion, Stratosphere went to the quarter in … Continue reading Stratosphere takes Batavia Downs closing feature »

 Batavia mandatory Pick-5 payout Saturday December 13, 2020

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs is featuring a guaranteed pool of $3,000 for the Pick-5 wager on Saturday (Dec. 12) with a mandatory payout as this is the final card of the meet. The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages are available courtesy of Trackmaster on the Batavia Downs and USTA websites or by clicking here. (https://www.trackmaster.com/freeContent/usta/freeContentFiles/hpl/btv1212x.pdf) The Pick-5 wager … Continue reading  Batavia mandatory Pick-5 payout Saturday »

UNY-USHWA names best of Batavia Downs trotter of meet December 11, 2020

Akron, NY — As the 2020 Batavia Downs meet draws to a close on Saturday (Dec. 12), the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the top human and equine performers for this past season. These awards would normally be presented in the winner’s circle on the final night of racing during the annual UNY-USHWA Night of Distinction. However … Continue reading UNY-USHWA names best of Batavia Downs trotter of meet »

UNY-USHWA names best of Batavia Downs pacer of meet December 11, 2020

Akron, NY — As the 2020 Batavia Downs meet draws to a close on Saturday (Dec. 12), the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the top human and equine performers for this past season. These awards would normally be presented in the winner’s circle on the final night of racing during the annual UNY-USHWA Night of Distinction. However … Continue reading UNY-USHWA names best of Batavia Downs pacer of meet »

UNY-USHWA names best of Batavia Downs trainer of meet December 11, 2020

Akron, NY — As the 2020 Batavia Downs meet draws to a close on Saturday (Dec. 12), the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the top human and equine performers for this past season. These awards would normally be presented in the winner’s circle on the final night of racing during the annual UNY-USHWA Night of Distinction. However … Continue reading UNY-USHWA names best of Batavia Downs trainer of meet »

UNY-USHWA names best of Batavia Downs meet December 11, 2020

Akron, NY — As the 2020 Batavia Downs meet draws to a close on Saturday (Dec. 12), the Upstate New York Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association has announced the top human and equine performers for this past season. These awards would normally be presented in the winner’s circle on the final night of racing during the annual UNY-USHWA Night of Distinction. However … Continue reading UNY-USHWA names best of Batavia Downs meet »

Ray Fisher Jr. Wins five at Batavia Downs December 10, 2020

Batavia, NY — Despite wintry conditions and a sloppy track, driver Ray Fisher Jr. was on top of his game and delivered five horses to the winner’s circle at Batavia Downs on Wednesday night (Dec. 9) including three straight winners in races two through four for the natural hat trick. Fisher’s top score was in the $10,200 Open I Handicap trot with CR Blazin Beauty, … Continue reading Ray Fisher Jr. Wins five at Batavia Downs »

Jim Morrill Jr. reaches 7,500 win plateau at Batavia December 9, 2020

Batavia, NY — Driver Jim Morrill Jr. hit another milestone in his illustrious career after he steered Love The Dragon ($3.00) to victory in the third race at Batavia Downs on Saturday night (Nov. 21) to reach 7,500 wins lifetime. In his typical style, Morrill went right to the front, rated a perfect mile and was a wrapped-up winner in 1:58.3. To date, Jim Morrill … Continue reading Jim Morrill Jr. reaches 7,500 win plateau at Batavia »

Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia December 8, 2020

Batavia, NY — Batavia Downs has announced there will be a guaranteed pool of $3,000 for the Pick-5 wager on Wednesday (Dec. 9). The pool is part of the United States Trotting Association’s Strategic Wagering Program and as such, free program pages are available courtesy of Trackmaster on the Batavia Downs and USTA websites or by clicking here. (https://www.trackmaster.com/freeContent/usta/freeContentFiles/hpl/btv1209x.pdf) The Pick-5 wager begins in race … Continue reading Guaranteed $3,000 Pick-5 pool Wednesday at Batavia »